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04/22/2019
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Experience Santa Barbara during Spring Break

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Every year as Spring Break season rolls around, we watch the craziness from the comfort of our homes and remember fondly the fun we had during our own Spring Break days. And even though we’re a little bit older and hopefully a lot wiser, we think spring is still a season to be celebrated; just in milder ways. If you’re planning a Spring Break getaway, these fun things to do in Santa Barbara for Spring Break may even outdo the ones from your memories! The Pool Party is Integral Ahh,

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04/18/2019
Events in Santa Barbara

How to Plan the Perfect Easter in Santa Barbara

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As spring approaches, you may be feeling the need to plan your own grown-up version of Spring Break. Smaller crowds, more clothes, and earlier bedtime is more your style and we support you in your quest 100%! As a matter of fact, we think that to truly avoid the crowds that gather during the typical Spring Break getaways, your spring break should be an Easter Break! Taking place on April 21st this year, the wild crowds will be back in school and Santa Barbara will practically be your own personal

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03/18/2019
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Check Out the Upcoming Events in Santa Barbara

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As winter slowly fades away and spring begins to make its grand entrance, Santa Barbara becomes the go-to vacation destination for people from all over the world. Sunny and warm, the blue skies smiling down on everyone going about their business, it’s no wonder visitors love our hometown as much as they do. And even though we already consider it paradise, there are times of the year where paradise gets even sweeter, times when there are even more wonderful events and activities to keep us all busy and happy. And

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03/14/2019
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March Celebrations: Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour in Santa Barbara

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In Santa Barbara, you will find something to celebrate throughout the entire year. But March comes with plenty of opportunities to celebrate some of the most exciting days. Throughout this month comes Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Earth Hour. These are fun days regardless of where you are, but they are sure to be taken to the next level in Santa Barbara. Here are some must-attend Santa Barbara events and festivals for these upcoming holidays in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara Events for Mardi Gras There is not one particular

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03/1/2019
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Explore the Best Santa Barbara Snorkeling Spots

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If you want to experience a one-of-a-kind underwater experience during your next Santa Barbara adventure, make sure to try out snorkeling. There is nothing else quite like snorkeling, as you get a truly unique perspective of the ocean and its majestic inhabits. Here is where you can find the best Santa Barbara snorkeling spots and how you need to prepare: Refugio State Beach If you are in the mood to try out snorkeling on your own (recommended for those with prior experience), one of the closest spots you can check

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02/17/2019
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Best Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

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For the morning person, Santa Barbara has the perfect perk to start your day. The town is dotted with coffee shops like little jewels that ensure that you’re never too far away from having your caffeine fix. Read more to learn about the best coffee shops in Santa Barbara! Breakfast Culture Club This quaint boutique coffee shop in the heart of Santa Barbara serves Handlebar coffee. But as the name implies, there’s more for you here than just coffee. There’s art that infuses the air around you. Artists from around

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02/15/2019
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Upcoming Festivals to Attend in Santa Barbara

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As you start planning your unforgettable Santa Barbara vacation, you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed at all the amazing activities and events found in our mountain village. And as if the normal everyday adventures to be had weren’t enough, this guide to the upcoming festivals in the area is sure to extend the wow factor to the next degree. Fun, exciting, and delicious (we are renowned throughout the nation for our fantastic food festivals), every moment of every day spent here will be filled to the brim when

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02/8/2019
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3 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

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In Santa Barbara, you will find a place that is always a pleasure to visit regardless of the time of year, but you will find an especially awesome experience over Valentine’s Day. Not only is a beautiful place with the perfect weather, but it offers so many unique ways to find memorable experiences with the one that you love. The following are just three of seemingly endless reasons to spend Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara. Enjoy the Wine The community here takes their wine very seriously, and there are so

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02/5/2019
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Santa Barbara Restaurants for Winter Comfort Food

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As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, people all over the world tend to start experiencing certain food cravings—meals like mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes, grandma’s fried chicken, or even that hearty chili we found that recipe for online. And even though Santa Barbara doesn’t experience the bone-chilling cold of your hometown, we do have our fair share of lovely rainy days in the later winter months, days that are perfect for enjoying the meals that bring us comfort as they fill our stomachs. Here are some of

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01/25/2019
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Santa Barbara Winter Activities to Try This Season

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Winter in Santa Barbara is probably a little (a lot!) different than it is in your own home town; it’s actually a season we look forward to every year! Offering sunny days, happy people, and cooler temperatures (but not too cold!) our winters are the perfect time to spend outdoors and we do so as often as we can; no cocooning here! And if you’re thinking about taking a winter vacation to some new an exotic place, Santa Barbara should be at the top of your list. To make absolutely

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